Real Sociedad closer to Champions League

Real Sociedad closer to Champions League

Real Sociedad is looking to get closer to secure a spot in the Champions League with a win against UD Almeria, who fights for survival. In the league table, Sociedad is one of the top teams, while Almeria is still fighting for their lives. Sociedad is at the fourth of the league table with 65 points, having a five points lead with the team at the fifth. Although a win would only make them retain their spot in the league table, they could widen their lead. As for Almeria, they are a team sitting at the 14th of the league table with 39 points. Despite sitting above the relegation zone, Almeria are only with four point lead from the relegation zone. Sociedad is hosting this match on May 24, 2023, at 1:30 AM (GMT+8).

These two only had nine meetings prior to this match, with this game being their 10th meeting in their history. From those matches, it is the visitors who holds an advantage, winning four of those nine matches. The hosts on the other hand had three wins, while the remaining two matches ended in draw. However, despite the visitors’ advantage, it was the hosts who won their last meeting, earning a 2-0 win, which ended their three-game winless streak. The visitors on the other hand are not doing well, as they failed to have a clean sheet in their last nine matches in the league. Additionally, they are also underwhelming on the road, picking up just seven points on the road this season.

Real Sociedad

La Liga: Real Sociedad
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Real Sociedad is looking to secure their spot in the Champions League by widening their gap with the team at the fifth. A five-point lead is not a safe lead for Sociedad, which is why they are looking to add more points as possible. Fortunately, Sociedad has the confidence coming into this match as they are having a good run right now. This run resulted them to have a good result in the league, bringing them closer to the European stage. Additionally, Sociedad are coming into this match from a 2-1 win against Barcelona, which boosted their confidence. It was Mikel Merico, and Alexander Sorloth who scored for Sociedad on their last match, giving them victory. They are currently unbeaten in their last six matches, and are looking to extend that run.

David Silva, Brais Mendez, Umar Sadiq, and Martin Merquelanz are all missing in this match because of their injuries. Aside from them, there are no fresh injuries Sociedad has suffered on their last match.

UD Almeria

La Liga: UD Almeria
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Almeria on the other hand is at the 14th of the league table, and are still aiming to get as many points as possible to completely be safe from relegation. A win in this match could give them more lead, and ensure their spot in La Liga next season. Almeria had their struggles this season, but they remain hopeful that they could avoid a drop in the league table. In fact, they are coming into this match from a dominating 3-0 win against Mallorca on their last match. They have altered between wins and losses on their previous matches. However, they can no longer bring their unpleasant run on the road, if they want to ensure a win here.

Kaiky, Martin Svidersky, Chumi, and El Bilal Toure all remain on the sidelines because of their injuries. Aside from them, there are no fresh injury concerns are reported for Almeria.


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